21 January 2014 09:54

Attorney General Costas Clerides on Monday issued a statement saying he would not comment on a newspaper report that the Attorney General will over the coming days bring criminal charges against Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades for forgery.
In his statement, Clerides said that he was attempting to carry out his duties "quietly and discreetly for obvious reasons" and would not be commenting, also noting that it was not his "responsibility or obligation" to do so.
Earlier, the Law Office of the Republic would neither confirm nor deny the report.
Demetriades’ lawyer George Papaioannou told the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) that he had sent a letter to the Attorney General concerning the report in Monday’s Alithia newspaper.
The report said that the Law Office of the Republic would be bringing criminal charges of forgery against Demetriades in connection with a recapitalization fee clause in the contracts signed with Alvarez & Marsal on the recapitalisation of Cyprus’ banking sector.
Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said he was not aware whether or not President Nicos Anastasiades had been notified about the report.


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